320 Gb/s all-optical XOR gate using semiconductor optical amplifier-Mach–Zehnder interferometer and delayed interferometer

  • Amer KotbEmail author
  • Kyriakos E. Zoiros
  • Chunlei GuoEmail author
Original Paper


All-optical exclusive OR (XOR) gate with semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) and delayed interferometer (DI) is demonstrated at 320 Gb/s through numerical simulation and analysis. The performance of the XOR gate is investigated and evaluated against the quality factor (QF). The obtained results indicate that placing the DI in series with the SOA-MZI renders acceptable QF of the XOR outcome at the target data rate, as opposed to the case without the DI, where the achievement of the same goal is not possible.


All-optical XOR gate Semiconductor optical amplifier Mach–Zehnder interferometer Delayed interferometer 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Guo China-US Photonics LaboratoryChangchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics, and Physics, Chinese Academy of SciencesChangchunChina
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of FayoumFayoumEgypt
  3. 3.Lightwave Communications Research Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of EngineeringDemocritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  4. 4.The Institute of Optics, University of RochesterRochesterUSA

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